For Immediate Release For More Information Contact:
May 1, 2012 Corey Hull, MPO Coordinator; 229-333-5277
Comments Sought for
Transportation Project List
Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) is seeking comments on
its draft FY2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. The VLMPO
is the designated agency responsible for carrying out federally
funded transportation projects in Valdosta and Lowndes County.
Created in 2003, the VLMPO Policy Committee selects and approves
receive federal funding annually.
The Transportation Improvement
Program, or TIP, is the short-range plan approved by the VLMPO
Policy Committee that allows federal funds to be spent on various
transportation projects in the region. The projects are selected
from the 2035 Transportation Plan that was adopted in September
2010. Projects in this year's draft TIP include: the construction of
an overpass on West Hill Avenue, the widening of Forrest Street,
from Park Avenue to Bemiss Road, and the purchase of right-of-way at
several I-75 interchanges ahead of future construction activities.
The VLMPO is a transportation
planning organization that is responsible for the development of
local transportation plans that will utilize federal motor fuel tax
revenue to construct projects in Lowndes County. “The VLMPO
staff analyzes transportation data, statistics, and public input to
develop projects, this includes freight data, traffic counts, and
crash data,” says Corey Hull, MPO Coordinator. The VLMPO plans
for all forms of transportation including highways, public transit,
pedestrian facilities, and freight transportation.
The draft TIP covers federally
funded transportation projects to be undertaken in the next four
years and includes both highway projects and public transit
projects. The TIP is available on the VLMPO website at
and at all local public libraries and government administration
offices. The VLMPO is seeking public comment from May 1-31, 2012.
Comments can be submitted via phone at 229-333-5277, by email at
email@example.com, or by fax at
The VLMPO staff will also host
an Open House on May 22, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the
Southern Georgia Regional Commission office located at 327 W.
Savannah Ave. in Valdosta. Hull says, “VLMPO staff will be on
hand to answer questions from the public about their transportation
concerns. The open house format allows people to quickly get their
questions answered without having to sit through a long meeting.”
The VLMPO Policy Committee will
discuss the adoption of the TIP at the new regularly scheduled
meeting date on June 6 at 10:30 a.m. All meetings of the VLMPO
Committee and its advisory committees are open to the public.
If you have questions or
comments please contact Corey Hull, MPO Coordinator at 229-333-5277
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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